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The Merry Wiues of Windsor. (In him that was of late an Heretike) As firme as faith. Page. 'Tis well, 'tis well, no more: Be not as extreme in submission, as in offence,
[1945]
But let our plot go forward: Let our wiues Yet once againe (to make vs publike sport) Appoint a meeting with this old fat‑fellow, Where we may take him, and disgrace him for it.
Ford. There is no better way then that they spoke of. Page.
[1950]
How? to send him word they'll meete him in the Parke at midnight? Fie, fie, he'll neuer come.
Eu.

You say he has bin throwne in the Riuers: and

has bin greeuously peaten, as an old o'man: me‑thinkes

there should be terrors in him, that he should not come:

Me‑thinkes his flesh is punish'd, hee shall haue no de­

[1955]

sires

Page. So thinke I too. M.Ford. Deuise but how you'l vse him whē when he comes, And let vs two deuise to bring him thether. Mis.Page. There is an old tale goes, that Herne the
[1960]
Hunter (sometime a keeper heere in Windsor Forrest) Doth all the winter time, at still midnight Walke round about an Oake, with great rag'd‑hornes, And there he blasts the tree, and takes the cattle, And make milch‑kine yeeld blood, and shakes a chaine
[1965]
In a most hideous and dreadfull manner. You haue heard of such a Spirit, and well you know The superstitious idle‑headed‑Eld Receiu'd, and did deliuer to our age This tale of Herne the Hunter, for a truth.
Page.
[1970]
Why yet there want not many that do feare In deepe of night to walke by this Hernes Oake: But what of this?
Mist.Ford. Marry this is our deuise, That Falstaffe at that Oake shall meete with vs. Page.
[1975]
Well, let it not be doubted but he'll come, And in this shape, when you haue brought him thether, What shall be done with him? What is your plot?
Mist.Pa. That likewise haue we thoght vpon: & thus: Nan Page (my daughter) and my little sonne,
[1980]
And three or foure more of their growth, wee'l dresse Like Vrchins, Ouphes, and Fairies, greene and white, With rounds of waxen Tapers on their heads, And rattles in their hands; vpon a sodaine, As Falstaffe, she, and I, are newly met,
[1985]
Let them from forth a saw‑pit rush at once With some diffused song: Vpon their sight We two, in great amazednesse will flye: Then let them all encircle him about, And Fairy‑like to pinch the vncleane Knight;
[1990]
And aske him why that houre of Fairy Reuell, In their so sacred pathes, he dares to tread In shape prophane.
Ford. And till he tell the truth, Let the supposed Fairies pinch him, sound,
[1995]
And burne him with their Tapers.
Mist.Page. The truth being knowne, We'll all present our selues; dis‑horne the spirit, And mocke him home to Windsor. Ford. The children must
[2000]
Be practis'd well to this, or they'll neu'r doo't.
Eua. I will teach the children their behauiours: and I will be like a Iackeߛan‑Apes also, to burne the Knight with my Taber. Ford. That will be excellent, Ile go buy them vizards.

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Mist.Page. My Nan shall be the Queene of all the Fairies, finely attired in a robe of white. Page.
[2005]
That silke will I go buy, and in that time Shall M. Slender steale my Nan away, And marry her at Eaton: go, send to Falstaffe straight.
Ford. Nay, Ile to him againe in name of Broome, Hee'l tell me all his purpose: sure hee'l come. Mist.Page.
[2010]
Feare not you that: Go get vs properties And tricking for our Fayries.
Euans. Let vs about it, It is admirable pleasures, and ferry honest knaueries. Mis.Page. Go Mist. Ford,
[2015]
Send quickly to Sir Iohn, to know his minde: Ile to the Doctor, he hath my good will, And none but he to marry with Nan Page : That Slender (though well landed) is an Ideot: And he, my husband best of all affects:
[2020]
The Doctor is well monied, and his friends Potent at Court: he, none but he shall haue her, Though twenty thousand worthier come to craue her.
Scena Quinta. [Act 4, Scene 5] Enter Host, Simple, Falstaffe, Bardolfe, Euans, Caius, Quickly. Host.

What wouldst thou haue? (Boore) what? (thick

skin) speake, breathe, discusse: breefe, short, quicke,

[2025]

snap.

Simp.

Marry Sir, I come to speake with Sir Iohn Fal­ staffe from M. Slender.

Host.

There's his Chamber, his House, his Castle,

his standing‑bed and truckle‑bed: 'tis painted about

[2030]

with the story of the Prodigall, fresh and new: go, knock

and call: hee'l speake like an Anthropophaginian vnto

thee: Knocke I say.

Simp.

There's an olde woman, a fat woman gone vp

into his chamber: Ile be so bold as stay Sir till she come

[2035]

downe: I come to speake with her indeed.

Host.

Ha? A fat woman? The Knight may be robb'd:

Ile call. BullyߛKnight, Bully Sir Iohn: speake from thy

Lungs Military: Art thou there? It is thine Host, thine

Ephesian cals.

Fal.
[2040]
How now, mine Host?
Host.

Here's a Bohemian‑Tartar taries the comming

downe of thy fat‑woman: Let her descend (Bully) let

her descend: my Chambers are honourable: Fie, priu­

acy? Fie.

Fal.
[2045]

There was (mine Host) an old‑fat‑woman euen

now with me, but she's gone.

Simp. Pray you Sir, was't not the Wise‑woman of Brainford? Fal.

I marry was it (Mussel‑shell) what would you

with her?

Simp.
[2050]

My Master (Sir) my master Slender, sent to her

seeing her go thorough the streets, to know (Sir) whe­

ther one Nim (Sir) that beguil'd him of a chaine, had the

chaine, or no.

Fal. I spake with the old woman about it. Sim.
[2055]
And what sayes she, I pray Sir?
Fal. Marry shee sayes, that the very same man that beguil'd Master Slender of his Chaine, cozon'd him of it. Simp.

I would I could haue spoken with the Woman her

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Scena Quinta. [Act 4, Scene 5] Enter Host, Simple, Falstaffe, Bardolfe, Euans, Caius, Quickly. Host.

What wouldst thou haue? (Boore) what? (thick

skin) speake, breathe, discusse: breefe, short, quicke,

[2025]

snap.

Simp.

Marry Sir, I come to speake with Sir Iohn Fal­ staffe from M. Slender.

Host.

There's his Chamber, his House, his Castle,

his standing‑bed and truckle‑bed: 'tis painted about

[2030]

with the story of the Prodigall, fresh and new: go, knock

and call: hee'l speake like an Anthropophaginian vnto

thee: Knocke I say.

Simp.

There's an olde woman, a fat woman gone vp

into his chamber: Ile be so bold as stay Sir till she come

[2035]

downe: I come to speake with her indeed.

Host.

Ha? A fat woman? The Knight may be robb'd:

Ile call. BullyߛKnight, Bully Sir Iohn: speake from thy

Lungs Military: Art thou there? It is thine Host, thine

Ephesian cals.

Fal.
[2040]
How now, mine Host?
Host.

Here's a Bohemian‑Tartar taries the comming

downe of thy fat‑woman: Let her descend (Bully) let

her descend: my Chambers are honourable: Fie, priu­

acy? Fie.

Fal.
[2045]

There was (mine Host) an old‑fat‑woman euen

now with me, but she's gone.

Simp. Pray you Sir, was't not the Wise‑woman of Brainford? Fal.

I marry was it (Mussel‑shell) what would you

with her?

Simp.
[2050]

My Master (Sir) my master Slender, sent to her

seeing her go thorough the streets, to know (Sir) whe­

ther one Nim (Sir) that beguil'd him of a chaine, had the

chaine, or no.

Fal. I spake with the old woman about it. Sim.
[2055]
And what sayes she, I pray Sir?
Fal. Marry shee sayes, that the very same man that beguil'd Master Slender of his Chaine, cozon'd him of it. Simp.

I would I could haue spoken with the Woman

her selfe, I had other things to haue spoken with her

too, from him.

Fal.
[2060]
What are they? let vs know.
Host. I: come: quicke. Fal. I may not conceale them (Sir.) Host. Conceale them, or thou di'st. Sim. Why sir, they were nothing but about Mistris Anne Page, to know if it were my Masters fortune to haue her, or no. Fal.
[2065]
'Tis, 'tis his fortune.
Sim. What Sir? Fal. To haue her, or no: goe; say the woman told me so. Sim. May I be bold to say so Sir? Fal. I Sir: like who more bold. Sim.
[2070]

I thanke your worship: I shall make my Master

glad with these tydings.

Host.

Thou art clearkly: thou art clearkly (Sir Iohn)

was there a wise woman with thee?

Fal.

I that there was (mine Host) one that hath taught

[2075]

me more wit, then euer I learn'd before in my life: and

I paid nothing for it neither, but was paid for my lear­

ning.

Bar. Out alas (Sir) cozonage: meere cozonage. Host. Where be my horses? speake well of them var­ letto. Bar.
[2080]

Run away with the cozoners: for so soone as

I came beyond Eaton, they threw me off, from behinde

one of them, in a slough of myre; and set spurres, and

away; like three Germane‑diuels; three Doctor Fau­ staffes .

Host.
[2085]

They are gone but to meete the Duke (villaine)

doe not say they be fled: Germanes are honest men.

Euan. Where is mine Host? Host. What is the matter Sir? Euan.

Haue a care of your entertainments: there is a

[2090]

friend of mine come to Towne, tels mee there is three

Cozen‑Iermans, that has cozend all the Hosts of Reading,

of Maidenhead; of Cole‑brooke, of horses and money: I

tell you for good will (looke you) you are wise, and full

of gibes, and vlouting‑stocks: and 'tis not conuenient

[2095]

you should be cozoned. Fare you well.

Cai. Ver' is mine Host de Iarteere? Host.

Here (Master Doctor) in perplexitie, and doubt­

full delemma.

Cai.

I cannot tell vat is dat: but it is tell‑a‑me, dat

[2100]

you make grand preparation for a Duke de Iamanie: by

my trot: der is no Duke that the Court is know, to

come: I tell you for good will: adieu.

Host.

Huy and cry, (villaine) goe: assist me Knight, I

am vndone: fly, run: huy, and cry (villaine) I am vn­

[2105]

done.

Fal.

I would all the world might be cozond, for I

haue beene cozond and beaten too: if it should come

to the eare of the Court, how I haue beene transformed;

and how my transformation hath beene washd, and

[2110]

cudgeld, they would melt mee out of my fat drop by

drop, and liquor Fishermens‑boots with me: I warrant

they would whip me with their fine wits, till I were as

crest‑falne as a dride‑peare: I neuer prosper'd, since I

forswore my selfe at Primero: well, if my winde were

[2115]

but long enough; I would repent: Now? Whence come

you?

Qui. From the two parties forsooth. Fal.

The Diuell take one partie, and his Dam the

other: and so they shall be both bestowed; I haue suf­

[2120]

fer'd more for their sakes; more then the villanous in­

constancy of mans disposition is able to beare.

Qui.

And haue not they suffer'd? Yes, I warrant; spe­

ciously one of them; Mistris Ford (good heart) is beaten

blacke and blew, that you cannot see a white spot about

[2125]

her.

Fal.

What tell'st thou mee of blacke, and blew? I

was beaten my selfe into all the colours of the Raine­

bow: and I was like to be apprehended for the Witch

of Braineford, but that my admirable dexteritie of wit,

[2130]

my counterfeiting the action of an old woman deliuer'd

me, the knaue Constable had set me ith'Stocks, ith'com­

mon Stocks, for a Witch.

Qu.

Sir: let me speake with you in your Chamber,

you shall heare how things goe, and (I warrant) to your

[2135]

content: here is a Letter will say somewhat: (good‑

hearts) what a‑doe here is to bring you together? Sure,

one of you do's not serue heauen well, that you are so

cross'd.

Fal. Come vp into my Chamber. Exeunt.
 

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   <sp who="#F-wiv-hos">
      <speaker rend="italic">Host.</speaker>
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   <sp who="#F-wiv-fal">
      <speaker rend="italic">Fal.</speaker>
      <p n="2106">I would all the world might be cozond, for I
      <lb n="2107"/>haue beene cozond and beaten too: if it should come
      <lb n="2108"/>to the eare of the Court, how I haue beene transformed;
      <lb n="2109"/>and how my transformation hath beene washd, and
      <lb n="2110"/>cudgeld, they would melt mee out of my fat drop by
      <lb n="2111"/>drop, and liquor Fishermens‑boots with me: I warrant
      <lb n="2112"/>they would whip me with their fine wits, till I were as
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   <sp who="#F-wiv-mqu">
      <speaker rend="italic">Qui.</speaker>
      <l n="2117">From the two parties forsooth.</l>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-fal">
      <speaker rend="italic">Fal.</speaker>
      <p n="2118">The Diuell take one partie, and his Dam the
      <lb n="2119"/>other: and so they shall be both bestowed; I haue suf­<cb n="2"/>
         
      <lb n="2120"/>fer'd more for their sakes; more then the villanous in­
      <lb n="2121"/>constancy of mans disposition is able to beare.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-mqu">
      <speaker rend="italic">Qui.</speaker>
      <p n="2122">And haue not they suffer'd? Yes, I warrant; spe­
      <lb n="2123"/>ciously one of them; Mistris<hi rend="italic">Ford</hi>(good heart) is beaten
      <lb n="2124"/>blacke and blew, that you cannot see a white spot about
      <lb n="2125"/>her.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-fal">
      <speaker rend="italic">Fal.</speaker>
      <p n="2126">What tell'st thou mee of blacke, and blew? I
      <lb n="2127"/>was beaten my selfe into all the colours of the Raine­
      <lb n="2128"/>bow: and I was like to be apprehended for the Witch
      <lb n="2129"/>of<hi rend="italic">Braineford</hi>, but that my admirable dexteritie of wit,
      <lb n="2130"/>my counterfeiting the action of an old woman deliuer'd
      <lb n="2131"/>me, the knaue Constable had set me ith'Stocks, ith'com­
      <lb n="2132"/>mon Stocks, for a Witch.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-mqu">
      <speaker rend="italic">Qu.</speaker>
      <p n="2133">Sir: let me speake with you in your Chamber,
      <lb n="2134"/>you shall heare how things goe, and (I warrant) to your
      <lb n="2135"/>content: here is a Letter will say somewhat: (good‑
      <lb n="2136"/>hearts) what a‑doe here is to bring you together? Sure,
      <lb n="2137"/>one of you do's not serue heauen well, that you are so
      <lb n="2138"/>cross'd.</p>
   </sp>
   <sp who="#F-wiv-fal">
      <speaker rend="italic">Fal.</speaker>
      <l n="2139">Come vp into my Chamber.</l>
   </sp>
   <stage rend="italic rightJustified" type="exit">Exeunt.</stage>
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